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Live! (2007)

A mockumentary following an ambitious TV network executive trying to produce a controversial reality show where contestants play Russian Roulette.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Katy
... Rex
... Byron
... Jewel
... Pablo
... Brad
... Abalone
... Rick
... Buck
... Network President
... Plummy
... Don
... Jennifer
... Dylan
... Kelly
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In a world where reality and entertainment are continuously colliding, Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Bill Guttentag's feature debut Live! follows ABN network president Katy Courbet and up-and-coming documentary filmmaker Rex as inspiration strikes to create the most daring reality program ever. The show is Russian Roulette, network style, with contestants competing for five million dollars on-air, complete with loaded guns. As seen through the lens of a documentary film crew, Live! examines the competitive and often gut-wrenching world of television production, where everyone from the crew to the contestants to the network brass becomes engulfed in a ratings battle to the top-a battle where questions of morality, ethics and sheer will lead to a darkly humorous and unforgettable outcome. Written by producers

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Rated R for some violent content, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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1 November 2007 (Netherlands)  »

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The pages of the constitutional law book are blank, as is the back cover of Katy's magazine. See more »

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References Seinfeld: The Finale (1998) See more »

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Never Leave The Sun
Written by Leslie Mills and Chris Pelcer
Performed by Leslie Mills
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Loved It
5 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

I thought this was great, but I'm not a fan of reality shows at all. "Live" raised questions I think we need to think about. How far are we willing to go for fame? It raises the questions on fame vs life etc. I loved how it played like any other reality show but showed how sometimes the choices we make in life for attention can be devastating to us and everyone around us. I remember watching "Running Man" a few years back and thinking that the events that entertained the audiences in that film could very well be a reality in a few years. People might be entertained by watching people murder each other for sport. I saw a preview version of "Live" and anxiously awaited it's release. I was so surprised it came and went and I don't remember seeing a single preview trailer. "Live" was a great example to show humanity that reality TV may not be the best form of entertainment. I give it at least 7 stars.


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